Why Participate?

We have a much better understanding of how infants and children perceive the world and how their minds and abilities develop thanks to the families who have volunteered to participate in ongoing research in these fields.

By participating in our studies, you will not only contribute to the body of scientific research in these fields but also witness how such research is conducted and have the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the field. 

Methods We Use

In studies we conduct with infants aged 4 to 24 months, we present babies with video clips while they are seated in their parents' lap and measure how long they will watch the people or events in the clips. 

In studies with children aged 3-11 years, we introduce children to some simple drawings or photographs of characters and ask some questions about these characters.

What To Expect at BCL

A typical visit to our lab lasts around 30-45 minutes.  

  • Greeting and info session about the study you will participate (10-15 min)
  • Individual study with your child (10-15 min)
  • Subsequent info session about our hypotheses/preliminary findings (10-15 min)

You can be with your child throughout the entire visit and observe his or her reactions and responses during the study.

Current Studies

12-17 months

In these studies, we aim to investigate the type of social inferences that infants make about infant-directed and...

4-24 months, adults

In this study, we aim to examine the scope and purpose of communication styles for infants. We collect voice...

0-4 years

In this study, we examine how mothers and fathers communicate with their children since birth. Parents share their...

4-8 years

Given that children consider others’ knowledge states in different social contexts such as learning and teaching, we...